Since 2011, FOTL has raised money through our book sales to fund two $1000 scholarships for students planning to pursue further education after high school.

Our 2022 FOTL scholarship program has undergone some changes this year, including an expanded offering specifically for students interested in community college, vocational, technical, or health-related education.  We have increased the amount of our scholarship from $1000 to $1500, with two scholarships for students planning to attend four-year institutions and two scholarships for students enrolling in community college, vocational, technical, or health-related programs.2



The FOTL scholarship period opens in early February 2022. Winners were be selected based on merit. Awards are presented at the local high school awards celebration(s). All graduating MUSD high school seniors who reside in Maricopa were eligible.

You may download our Scholarship Application here.  For additional information, please contact our Scholarship Chairperson via email.


Gabriel Garcia – Gabriel Garcia will be attending Arizona State University for his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, where his dream is to become an astronaut. Gabriel’s outstanding accomplishments include his achievement in academic excellence; MHS National Honor Society Treasurer; MHS varsity volleyball, and field and track; wrestling MVP award for grades 10 and 12; wrestling team captain for grades 9, 10, and 12 and was a three-time state qualifier. Gabriel volunteers his time to community services such as Our Lady of Grace religious education team leader and at the church annual festival; Maricopa Food Bank; Feed My Starving Children; and MHS Career and Technical Education day. And through all of this, Gabriel is the assistant manager at Bahama Buck’s.

Kaden Rogers – Kaden Rogers  will soon be attending Chapman University to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Producing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Kaden’s outstanding accomplishments include MHS National Honor Society; Rotary student of the month; and the MHS the film club which he started, and was president of, all four of his years at MHS. Kaden was part of the technical theater club for grades 10, 11, and 12; and served as head audio engineer for the theatre and social club media historian. Kaden started his own film company KADEN CRUZ FILMS and books jobs in and around Maricopa. Kaden interned and worked for Kevin Piquette at MHS in the technical theater department. Kaden volunteers at community food banks; volunteers his expertise as production assistant, assistant cinematographer, and editor for JC Film Studios; and lends his talents as the audio engineer at MHS Performing Arts Center for various graduations, dances, and public presentations.Buck’s.

  • 2011 Jad Ratificar
  • 2012 Ethan Anderson, Priscilla Plazola Vidal
  • 2013 Samantha Martinez, Alex Cruz
  • 2014 Quincey Eaton, Tamryn King
  • 2015 Tanner Lee Glen, Crystal A. Turner
  • 2016 Beatrice Berethiume, Denice Montero
  • 2017 Rachael Perez, Jessica Matthews
  • 2018 Joycelin Cabrera, Emily Aquino
  • 2019 Evan Grace, Lillian Shakespeare Largo
  • 2020 Brady Stamps, Freya Abraham
  • 2021 Airen Fortunato, Katie Hanks